We have just witnessed
Every single person inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was surprised when the corner of the Octagon turned into a brawl after the newly-won champ jumped out to fight someone else other than McGregor.
Security personnel were able to subdue the fight in an instant, escorting Khabib out of the ring. UFC executive Reed Harris escorted Danis out of the arena after the wild post-fight brawl as well.
Fans were wondering why Khabib was not wearing the belt during the exit. But UFC President Dana White explained he’s not putting the belt on him in the cage because the fans will start throwing garbage into the ring.
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) October 7, 2018
Extraordinary Octagon Exit
Talking about the fight that lasted for four rounds, Khabib shoots less than a minute in early. He tried to take McGregor down with a single leg, but “The Notorious'” defence is above par and his incredible balance had him still kneeling up.
Nevertheless, “The Eagle” scores the initial takedown and wins the fight’s first round. Despite taking ground early in the fight, Khabib rendered minimal damage on his fiery opponent.
— UFC (@ufc) October 7, 2018
The second round was even spiced up when Khabib went all over McGregor after sending him down with a powerful right-hand punch. However, the double champ was able to recover fast, throwing a powerful knee on the Russian pride’s right rib.
Less than a minute left in round two, McGregor is able to stand after a scary ground and pound exchange. At round three, he took the lead after fighting for underhooks and keeping Khabib from holding him down such round.
It wasn’t a long victory for McGregor when Khabib took over the fourth round again, successfully putting his opponent in a rear naked choke where the fight came to an end. Khabib defeated “The Notorious” via fourth-round submission.
In general, McGregor landed minimal but powerful shots, however, Khabib swiftly took the Dublin pride down and spent much of the round in a dominant position from the canvas.
Watch the wild post-fight brawl on the footage below:
— R™ (@RealTalkMUFC) October 7, 2018
Absolute chaos in the octagon and the crowd at UFC 229!